California’s preterm birth rate declines
Preterm birth, defined as before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than $26 billion annually.
Health Experts Call On Government To Train More Midwives
“This is not sufficient to cater for the country’s 40 million people and as a result many rural pregnant women have to walk long distance in order to deliver safely.”
India: Health bulletins in 5 languages with community radio station
The radio station seeks to foster awareness about health issues like infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, family planning, immunization programmes and sanitation.
U.N. Report Says Progress for Women Is Unequal
In poor countries, for instance, pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among young women ages 15 to 19.
Recognizing Excellence in Midwifery
Nominations are now open!
Seasonal Migration Frustrates Ethiopia’s Family Planning
Ethiopia’s Demographic and Health Survey shows that the unmet need for contraceptives in this Horn of Africa nation now stands at 25.3 percent.
Indian infant deaths: high but falling steadily
Public expenditure on health remains woeful, accounting for just 1.2 percent of gross domestic product, according to Paul Vinod from AIIMS hospital in New Delhi.
Ghana: Every town to have midwives and health nurses
Ms Ayitey said family planning would be added to the package for free maternal health service under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Group asks Nigerian government to honour its health commitment
AMHiN is a national coalition of Civil Society Organizations, Media and Professional Bodies committed to promoting accountability and transparency in the health sector.
Pakistan: Maternal, neonatal mortality: Low-cost innovations can save lives
Most often the best excuse the government advances for the failure is financial constraint, but there are cost-effective innovations and methods that could help save millions of lives.